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Xilinx Establishes FPGA Adaptive Compute Clusters at Leading Universities

“We will build novel, experimental FPGA-centric compute systems and develop domain-specific compilers and system tools targeting high-performance computing. We will focus on several important application domains, including AI with deep learning, large-scale graph processing, and computational genomics.”

Cortical.io Demonstrates Real-time Semantic Supercomputing for NLU

Today Cortical.io announced the debut of a new class of high-performance enterprise applications based on “Semantic Supercomputing.” Semantic Supercomputing combines Cortical.io AI-based NLU software inspired by neuroscience with hardware acceleration to create new solutions to understand and process streams of natural language content at massive scale in real time. “We are taking the concept of supercomputing to the next level with the introduction of Semantic Supercomputing and the ability to deliver real-time processing of semantic content.”

Exxact Shipping Xilinx Alveo Accelerator-Powered Servers & Workstations

Today Exxact Corporation announced that their Xilinx Alveo Accelerator Powered Workstations & Servers are now shipping worldwide. The Xilinx Alveo accelerator-powered workstations and servers from Exxact are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern data center, providing up to 90X performance increase over CPUs for computationally intensive workloads and perform up to 90X higher than CPUs on key workloads at 1/3 the cost. “Alveo accelerators offers the hardware adaptability of the FPGA with simple high-level development tools as well as containerized deployment options you’ll find with mainstream applications.”